"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

just call me YOGI and our little bundle of joy......

i am like a hibernating bear lately... all I want to do is roll up in a ball and sleep. It seems that my body is VERY intune with the season this year... lucky for me I am able to do that and the past weeks all I seem to be doing is getting under that vintage eiderdown in front of the fire and sleeping.... well in between running outside to the clothes line to hang clothes on the line... and of course my usual daily chores still get done..but not much more... except of course - excavating my authentic self/my wise woman... I cannot even bring myself to go out into the garden.. I try but something inside shrieks to get back into the warm and also to look outside at Mother Earth..she is resting so I must take advice from her, I think. friends have been commenting and I naughtily have not been visiting blogs... it is so cold that I cannot spend much time here on the computer... so please don't think I am ignoring your blogs... you are all constantly in my thoughts.

just lately, I have been reminiscing about my childhood .. I have been going through my old books, the ones that I have kept all those years and of course I have Heidi and Little Women.. and but I also have a book that I 'won' back in 1964 when I was 6 at Sunday School.. called the Good Shepherd.. to look through that book and to see the sticker inside the front cover helped me to connect a tiny bit more with the little girl and the woman that is buried deep inside...bit by bit I am uncovering ME.. and it is good. I love it!! I am falling in love all over again with life, my home and my soul mate..

I am beginning to sound soppy lately.. but I am at such a peaceful place.. a place that I have probably never been before in my life.. it has been a struggle and the journey is far from over... but oh at the moment I feel soul settled!
now to this little bundle of JOY....

Harry 4 months old now! he is recovering after his time in hospital however, he had tests done yesterday and the Drs have found what they call kidney refulx.. he now has to go back to the pediatrician to see where they will go from here *sigh*... I am not going to say why us? although I do wonder... I spoke to my daughter yesterday and she is ok.. trying to be wise I gave her all the cliches... you know - there are worse off... a lesson in life.... things happen for reasons... you chose this path..... but she said to me 'mum, this is still my own baby and no-one is more important than him' - which pretty much says it all. ahh my daughter a wise woman already.


Kathryn Knoll said...

The thing about bears is that they finally awaken after their rest, so just think of this time as a preparation for a new awakening. Keeping little Harry in the Reiki Prayer Circle. Hugs, Sr.K

willow said...

Okay, Yogi. Sounds like you are enjoying a cozy life right now! :)

willow said...

Okay, Yogi. Sounds like you are enjoying a cozy life right now! :)

Sorrow said...

Love that elfish smile,
rest, and be full of settled..

Amanda said...

What a grea way to spend the Winter months - following Mother Earth's example!! Wishing little Harry much luck and sending love his way.

Caitlin said...

Sounds like you're spending winter the way our ancestors did - it's really what we're meant to do.

I hope all is well with Harry, it's the worst thing in the world when things aren't right with the little ones, your daughter is right, there's nothing more important than them.

Lots of love to you Robyn.

Ruth said...

I think someone as cute and alert as this has to be here for a special reason! And is his left ear a pointed pixie ear - or is that pointy bit something behind him in the background?

Rapunzel said...

You wise woman, you know already how important this resting time is for nature, and for YOU. You aren't really sleeping, your body, mind & soul are doing important work there as you cuddle under the comforter and warm yourself before the fire. Keep up the good work, dear friend, look forward to your shared wisdom when you awaken.

Ninnie said...

Oh I know how you feel about the season. But right now it is so hot here I don't want to do anything inside or out. It very seldom gets really cold here. Maybe a week out of the winter most years it will get below freezing. Then it is 1 or 2 days at a time.
Keeping your bundle of joy in my thoughts. No matter how hard you try not to let it happen, those little why us questions pop into our heads don't they?

Julie said...

Last things first - Harry is so cute and wow, he seems to be really advanced in his development for only 4 months. All good wishes for him. Kristen is having some medical problems so I have my fingers crossed for her.

I have none of my old childhood books - or my wonderful doll. :{

You know, Mother Earth is wise to sleep and you are wise to do so as well. Her children the bears know what they are doing. But I hope you are eating so you won't be ravenous like bears are when they wake up in the spring! I eat well in the winter - keeping that internal furnace stoked! I can't hibernate and I hate to get up in the winter dark to go to work. Sometimes I stand in the shower and cry. So be glad that you can burrow in and doze away. Sounds like fun (as long as you are not unwell, my friend).

Amy said...

Same here, I've been enjoying snuggling up with good books next to the fire, I figure my garden is having a wee sleep although the bulbs certainly are enjoying the brief snatches of sunshine as they are flowering but that's about it :-)

solsticedreamer said...

oh i love harry's little striped pants :) he looks a really happy little soul!

i love the sound of your hibernating~it sounds georgously cosy and making me look forward to winter and doing the same :)
take care and stay warm dear soul

Pam said...

Yes, stay warm Robyn. I am getting a lot out of the Reiki sessions, and use them as my prayer time. Like Sr.K, I will include little Harry today.I will look forward to it - it's a lovely time of stillness and quiet.

Bimbimbie said...

Harry is gorgeous, look at those eyes and ears and grin. I'm glad he's feeling better and that the Drs now know what the trouble is.

Hope you have got a stack of cup cakes ready for when the bear within comes out of hibernation *!*

smilnsigh said...

I'm so glad you are listening to what your body is telling you. Yes, I do so believe in doing that. If it's telling you to hibernate, than hibernate you should.

What a precious baby. I'm so sorry for the issues. And my heart goes out to all of you.

No, no, please don't do anything like apologies for not getting around to blogs. Please don't. I have been sorely bothered by that issue for so long now.... Meaning that I really was DRIVEN to comment in all who commented in my blogs.

Plus I kept finding more and more and more beautiful blogs, which I put in my Google Reader and tried to keep up with. And it all became too much like a tiring job. -sigh-

But I really think I have beaten back the "monster," this time. I am really feeling so much more relaxed about all parts of my blogging life. And not a moment too soon.

How silly of me to have spent time worrying about such! Silly, silly me.

So now that I am feeling so much more relaxed, I hate to see anyone else who sounds as if they think they *should* do this or that, in Blog Land.

Enough, I do rattle on so! :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci
When Twilight Embraces

linda may said...

Robyn I was given an award to share and I thought I would pass it on to you. I know you don't display them on your blog but I thought you might like it any way. You can get it from my blog if you like.
I love your picture of Harry. He has such bright eyes that say to me that he is raring to go out in the world and learn everything there is to know with enthusiasm. Beautiful little fella. I hope things work out with his kidneys, littlins' heal quicker than we do.

tinker said...

Harry is adorable! And I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers, Robyn. I'm glad you're feeling peaceful and enjoying some winter's rest. Gardener's are busy enough in the spring and summer!

kim said...

Harry is SO cute! I looked up Kidney reflux and they say a lot of children out grow it. Hopefully, Harry will be one of them.

Wendy said...

It's so hard to be a grandma sometimes. Hard to sit and watch your daughter take care of her little one. You want to jump in and do it for them. After all - you have experience, don't you?
My little granddaughter has GERD - gastroesophageal reflux and a motility disorder on top of that. She also (18 months) is going through "tests" at the childrens hospital here. Not fun. Why us?
And I do the same - tell my daughter that there are much worse off. But she knows that too.
I hope things improve for your little grandchild. They don't stay babies for long.
Light and love

Jo said...

So glad Harry is better, we get quite a few babies with kidney reflux